In my opinion the kitchen is a workshop and should look like one. I hate the modern look of everything shut away and tidy. I'll take function over style every time. My apartment doesn't have the best kitchen I've ever had, not by a long shot. I think that I am making the best of a small space. Only after I had taken this picture did I notice the salami curing. I wonder how long that's been there? Answer: the longer the better.